Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Raspberry-Champagne Fizz
Staff Writer
Raspberry-Champagne Fizz
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of champagne… I simply adore the flavor, the bubbles, and the festive feeling it conjures up. Every year I shop for a very special bottle well ahead of the festivities and then look forward to the moment, at the last stroke of midnight, when we’ll pop the cork with great joy, and — I must admit — a fair amount of noise!

So it’s not surprising that for New Year’s Eve I was inspired to create a dessert that’s all about champagne! The idea came to me as I was contemplating the famous French cocktail, the Kir Royal (champagne with a dash of cassis liqueur). So why not take the concept of the Kir Royal, but give it an American twist and make it an ice cream-champagne float?

The result is simply sublime. Served in a gorgeous martini glass, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of raspberry coulis spiked with Chambord liqueur and a splash of champagne are transformed into a dazzling dessert — one that will invariably make heads turn and taste buds sing.

12
Servings
50
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the raspberry coulis

  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Chambord or cassis liqueur

For the cocktail

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 18 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine

Directions

For the raspberry coulis

To make the coulis, place the raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, and liqueur in the bowl of a food processor and process at high speed until very smooth. Pass through a fine sieve and pour into a large squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the cocktail

To serve, squeeze a little raspberry coulis in a martini glass. Top with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream, depending on the size of your glasses. Garnish with the raspberries. Top each glass with sparkling wine or champagne at the table — it makes it more fun for your guests!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
111µg
16%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
177µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
80mg
8%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
41mg
6%
Sodium, Na
26mg
2%
Water
59g
2%

Raspberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Raspberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.